At times I can be very stubborn. Especially when I want to use a certain yarn and want to knit patterned socks.
I love me a good surprise, so I was thrilled when I received a gift in the mail. One day it just showed up. My blogging friend Mareike (who I have met on our last Germany vacation - we had a wicked breakfast in a nice little bistro) send me a skein of "Drachenwolle" in a challenging colourway. Lilac, pink, lime green and white. I forgot to take a picture of the skein, but here's the ball:
At the moment I am all about twisted stitches, and so I started on Wednesday night with a tubular 1x1 cast-on and knit ahead - only to find out that the two dark colours were pooling together and the two lighter colours did that as well. It's quite a difference in value and in the dim light of the coffee shop we were knitting in it looked a bit questionable, especially after I started the pattern.
Having knit about 8 rows I was convinced it wouldn't work. So I stopped and entertained a couple of babies instead.
When I came home I still hadn't made up my mind but knit on. This yarn is a bit thicker than your regular sock yarn, I am loving the feel of it, the stitch number matched the patterns I picked, I am using 2.5 mm needles and I was just not ready to give up.
Now I'm thinking that my obstinacy paid off. This time.